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Ithaca, NY In September of 2011 the Islandora and Discovery Garden teams hosted the annual Red Island Repository Institute (RIRI) on Prince Edward Island in Canada. The six-day event featured two tracks focused on digital humanities and science data.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-23 11:33

Ithaca, NY DuraSpace open technologies are now implemented by 1,520 repositories using either DSpace or Fedora in over 100 countries around the world.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-21 13:59

Ithaca, NY The DuraCloud team will launch a new series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud features on February 29, 2012 at 12:30pm ET. Tune in to the "DuraCloud Brown Bag Series" for short, 30-minute demonstrations and/or discussions of new features, common use cases, and frequently asked questions. An additional 15 minutes at the end of each will be reserved for questions.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-15 12:21

Ithaca, NY The February 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter highlights the "Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011." DuraCloud is among the top picks:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-14 15:29

Ithaca, NY Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace CEO, recently spoke with Ryan Busch, Today's Campus, about how the DuraSpace non-profit organization contributes to the management and preservation of digital content—particularly created by the academic community—with an open source technology portfolio that includes DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-14 14:55

Ithaca, NY The DSpace turnkey institutional repository application and the Fedora framework for building digital repositories are open source technologies that have contributed to the preservation of all types of evolving forms of digital assets.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-14 12:58

From Matt McKay, Head of Communications, BioMed Central

London, UK BioMed Central has launched Systematic Reviews, a new journal which encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews and associated research. As the first open access journal dedicated to the topic, Systematic Reviews will not only provide a home for protocols, methodologies and updates to previous research, but will also contribute to the increased dissemination and transparency in reporting of trials and reviews.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-13 12:07

Boston, MA In January, the Boston Library Consortium hosted “Sloan Summit II: Open Access – Mission and Mandate,” at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Summit program provided an opportunity for University administrators, especially provosts and vice presidents of research, and Boston Library Consortium (BLC) members to explore open accessissues and determine appropriate activities for their institutions.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-03 16:58

From Gert Schmeltz Pedersen, Special Consultant, Technical Information Center of Denmark

We are pleased to announce the release of Fedora GSearch version 2.4.1. The primary feature of GSearch is that it makes it relatively easy to make your digital contents in Fedora searchable for yourself and your end-users.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-02-02 12:24